Aspen Aerogels, Inc. | Date: 2016-12-02
The present invention describes various methods for manufacturing gel composite sheets using segmented fiber or foam reinforcements and gel precursors. Additionally, rigid panels manufactured from the resulting gel composites are also described. The gel composites are relatively flexible enough to be wound and when unwound, can be stretched flat and made into rigid panels using adhesives.
Aspen Aerogels, Inc. | Date: 2016-11-02
Disclosed and claimed herein are hybrid silica aerogels containing non-polymeric, functional organic materials covalently bonded at one or both ends to the silica network of the aerogels through a CSi bond between a carbon atom of the organic material and a silicon atom of the aerogel network. Methods of their preparation are also disclosed.
Aspen Aerogels, Inc. | Date: 2017-01-25
The present invention provides gel sheets and aerogel sheets in a continuous fashion, wherein the gel material or the aerogel material may comprise a reinforcement material such as a continuous sheet of fibrous material. The sheet of gel material may be cast on a molding surface, wherein the sheet of gel material may be longer than the molding surface on which the sheet of gel material was cast. The sheet of aerogel material may be formed by drying the continuous sheet of gel material which was cast on the molding surface. The invention further comprises a roll comprising the continuous sheet of gel or aerogel material in a plurality of layers, wherein the roll may comprise a separator layer. Such gel sheets can be used in manufacturing aerogel blankets used in a variety of applications including thermal and acoustic insulation.
Aerogel CARD d.o.o. and Aspen Aerogels, Inc. | Date: 2016-01-11
The invention relates to a tank container (100; 100) for the transport and storage of cryogenic liquefied gas, comprising a framework (120) and a cylindrical vessel (110) connected to the frames work (120), wherein the vessel (110) is covered by a superinsulation arrangement (130) based on an aerogel composition, and the vessel (110) is connected to the framework (120) by a clamping device (30) which is adapted to allow for a relative movement between the framework (120) and the vessel (110) due to thermal expansion or contraction of the vessel (110).
Aspen Aerogels, Inc. | Date: 2015-10-02
The present disclosure provides an aerogel composition which is durable and easy to handle, which has favorable performance in aqueous environments, and which also has favorable combustion and self-heating properties. Also provided is a method of preparing an aerogel composition which is durable and easy to handle, which has favorable performance in aqueous environments, and which has favorable combustion and self-heating properties. Further provided is a method of improving the hydrophobicity, the liquid water uptake, the heat of combustion, or the onset of thermal decomposition temperature of an aerogel composition.
Aspen Aerogels, Inc. | Date: 2016-02-05
Disclosed and claimed herein are hybrid aerogels which are compositions of tetraalkoxysilanes and bis-(trialkoxysilyl) imides that exhibit low thermal conductivities and high compressive strengths. Methods for their preparation are also provided.
Aspen Aerogels, Inc. | Date: 2015-10-06
Aerogel materials, aerogel composites and the like may be improved by enhancing their smoke suppression, combustion reduction properties. It is additionally useful to provide aerogel based composites compatible with environments conducive to combustion. Such aerogel materials and methods of manufacturing the same are described.
Aspen Aerogels, Inc. | Date: 2015-06-12
The present invention provides a fiber-reinforced aerogel material which can be used as insulation in thermal battery applications. The fiber-reinforced aerogel material is highly durable, flexible, and has a thermal performance that exceeds the insulation materials currently used in thermal battery applications. The fiber-reinforced aerogel insulation material can be as thin as 1 mm less, and can have a thickness variation as low as 2% or less. Also provided is a method for improving the performance of a thermal battery by incorporating a reinforced aerogel material into the thermal battery. Further provided is a casting method for producing thin fiber-reinforced aerogel materials.
Aspen Aerogels, Inc. | Date: 2016-09-12
Embodiments of the present invention describe a method for continuous manufacture of a gel material comprising the steps of: forming a gel sheet by dispensing a gel precursor mixture onto a moving element; allowing gelation to occur to the gel precursor mixture; and cooling the formed gel with a cooling system, thereby reducing the rate of solvent evaporation therefrom.
Aspen Aerogels, Inc. | Date: 2015-08-05
Methods and materials are described for preparing organic-inorganic hybrid gel compositions where a sulfur-containing cross-linking agent covalently links the organic and inorganic components. The gel compositions are further dried to provide porous gel compositions and aerogels. The mechanical and thermal properties of the dried gel compositions are also disclosed.